NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly Responds to Mike Pompeo


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Here is a taste of Kelly’s New York Times op-ed, “Pompeo Called Me a ‘Liar.’ That’s Not What Bothers Me“:

There is a reason that freedom of the press is enshrined in the Constitution. There is a reason it matters that people in positions of power — people charged with steering the foreign policy of entire nations — be held to account. The stakes are too high for their impulses and decisions not to be examined in as thoughtful and rigorous an interview as is possible.

Journalists don’t sit down with senior government officials in the service of scoring political points. We do it in the service of asking tough questions, on behalf of our fellow citizens. And then sharing the answers — or lack thereof — with the world.

Read the entire piece here.